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Dec 14, 2012 8:00pm EST
on social media sites. >> tomorrow a draft constitution by mohammed morsi. it would expand his constitutional powers. supporters and opponents of president mohammed morsi. next, we'll talk about developments in the country and security throughout the region with an expert on the muslim brotherhood and a former israeli ambassador to egypt. this is an hour and a half. >> looking at the political competition with the egyptian and the egyptian society, what is likely to be the outcome, not just of the referendum, but the next step in the next several steps in this ongoing saga of the egyptian political transition. looking more deeply inside the muslim brotherhood, looking at this in the regional perspective in terms of egypt and israel in the aftermath of the gaza conflict, which may seem like it was light light-years ago, but it was only three weeks ago. so with that, let me briefly introduce our panelists. first, steve cook, a senior fellow for middle eastern studies of at the council on foreign relations. i take great pride in mentioning that when he was much younger, steve was
Dec 5, 2012 2:30pm PST
problems. >> protesters clashed with mohamed morsi's supporters, amid a growing crisis over the draft constitution. but a referendum on the draft constitution will go ahead as planned, despite the unrest. but that might not be enough for protesters. they are calling on president mohamed morsi to step down and for the document to be dumped completely. >> there were scuffles between anti-government demonstrators and pro-morsi activists trying to break up their protest. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has called on the sides to settle their differences through dialogue. she warned that the government must deliver on the promises made during the revolution. >> ultimately, it is up to the egyptian people to chart their way forward. we want to see a process that is inclusive and a dialogue that is truly open to a free exchange of ideas that will further the democratic process in egypt. >> but six months after mohamed morsi took power, many egyptians are losing patience with their islamist leader. >> he should gather his papers and leave the palace. he is not qualified for his positi
Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
, thank you. in egypt the concession offered late yesterday by president mohamed morsi has failed to satisfy hits opponents. and tonight the regime appears to be preparing for the long haul. allen pizzey is in cairo. >> reporter: in a scene of chaotic as the country's politics, egypt's main opposition group tonight rejected the constitution drawn up by the government, along with a referendum on it scheduled for next weekend. in doing so they also said no to a form of compromise offered by president mohammed morsi who late last night rescinded a decree giving him unlimited powers. morsi immediately issued a new decree that does much of the same thing with the figure of a totally new constitution within six months if the referendum rejects the present draft. the opposition is convicted morsi's muslim brotherhood wants to redraw the face of egypt. but the final goal isn't that clear according to khalid fahmy of the american university of cairo. >> they have an agenda of controlling all the institutions of the state. for what purpose, is significant to know. it is not necessarily to t
Dec 23, 2012 3:30pm PST
on a larger scale for you. does that help you any, pat? worst politician 2012 egypt's mohammed morsy. heralded as a states man after his role in mediating the gaza cease fire and plunged his country into chaos by grounding him executive of absolute power which caused an outcry and tried to rush through a constitutional referendum. worst politician. okay. most defining political moment, pat? >> governor chris christie embraces barack obama and hurricane sandy. bye-bye mitt. >> anyway, bye-bye mitt happened earlier than that. the 47% tape that was leaked that had him stating that he didn't have to carry about 47% of the public. also the decision to uphold most of obamacare was another defining political moment. >> when i share eleanor's view, i think that video of obama on that 47% of the american public whom he said were happily dependent on the american government -- >> romney. >> who did i say? >> obama. >> obama. definitely not obama. >> go ahead with it. >> but that -- i don't think romney did this with anticipation that it might suddenly come out. but when it came out, it was the worst pol
Dec 1, 2012 2:00pm PST
of mohamed morsy packed the area as morsy called for a referendum on a new constitution. his critics say the constitution was rushed through. we'll go live to cairo for a live report in just moments. >>> north korea will try again, taking a stab at sending a rocket into space. this time, putting a satellite into orbit. this is coming from the state-run media. it will be launched between the tenth and 22nd of this month. they tried earlier but it crashed into the sea. the state department is not happy about it, calling any launch by north korea provocative. >>> and nations around the world observing world aid's day, in march, bangladesh -- a march in bangladesh, showing how activists have helped this movement go global. 34 million people have been living with hiv. >>> and david beckham's final soccer match is under way. he is playing his final match at the championship game. but beckham is not retiring from soccer. at the age of thirty-seven, he is making his final run before hanging up his cleats. >>> and at a department store, the music, and answer may surprise you. >>> and could be the
Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
. protesters are holding duelling rallies for and against president mohamed morsi, so let's get straight to cnn's reza sayah in cairo for us. he's joining us now by phone. reza, the muslim brotherhood has called for not one but 2 million man marches in support of morsi. what do you know about those? >> reporter: randi, we are at one of them, and this is a very large gathering. obviously for more than a week now we've seen hundreds of thousands of egyptian protests against president morsi and the muslim brotherhood and now supporters of morsi say it's our turn. tens of thousands have showed up outside of cairo university where we are and saying we support president morsi and like the anti-government protest we can put on a large demonstration, too. a large turnout. a few thousand women. the gathering overwhelmingly men, and it's energized, chanting slogans. again, some of the opposition leaders and in support of the president. really this turnout puts into focus the conflict here between the opposition factions, the liberals, the moderates, the secularists and the president's supporters, the isl
Dec 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
's mohammed j j jamjoon. >> reporter: it's horrific details that have emerged the past few hours since we first reported this bombing. activists tell us that around 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. local in syria today that this warplane dropped this shell on this bakery. they say that hundreds of people were lined up outside, that there had been shortages of food throughout the last week. this was the first day that that bakery that had been hit was open and that because of that, at least 100 people they say were killed. the video that we've seen posted online, we can't independently verify it, but it seems to be corroborated by what we've been told by activists. it shows an absolutely grisly scene, mangled bodies in the wreckage of the building and the rubble. you see rebel free syrian army soldiers and civilians trying to tend to the wounded, taking them to the hospital and pulling dead bodies out. men screaming into the camera angry at the regime who they blame for this and asking the world, where are you, why aren't you helping the syrian people. don? >> any explanation, mohammed, from the syrian g
Dec 9, 2012 3:30pm PST
clashes between supporters of president mohamed morsi and his opponent. morsi has been office since june. only four months. but he has angered opposition forces by granting himself sweeping new powers. mr. morsi is aligned with islamists like the muslim brotherhood. he has proposed a new constitution. one with little input from one side. the secular forces that swept morsi's predecessor hose ny bu barack from power nearly two years ago. morsi says a referendum will be held december 15 on the egyptian constitution. it will be up to the egyptian sipses to vote yet or no. -- citizens to vote yes or no. but morsi opponents dismissed the move as a ploy, including his opponent, mohamed el- baradei. one of morsi's highest profile opponents and former head of the u.n.'s nuclear regulatory agency. >> we will continue to push until we get a proper develop a institution. >> what is the key question? >> i think the key question is, is morsi's presidency in nature. and you have strong forces against him. everyone is united against him. >> behind him is the muslim brotherhood. and lately there is an i
Dec 5, 2012 12:00am PST
questions remaining here. thank you both. >> ifill: protests surrounding egyptian president mohammed morsi's recent power grab and a hastily drafted constitution turned violent again today. jeffrey brown reports. >> brown: police outside the presidential palace in cairo retreated this evening after a crowd broke through their lines. officers fired back with tear gas but eventually a loud... allowed protestors to make their way to the palace gates. some threw stones toward the billing. security officials said president mohammed morsi left the palace as the demonstrations grew larger, reportedly to more than 100,000. it has become commonplace in the last few weeks. they follow morsi's recent decree that expands his powers and hastily drafted constitution put together by an islamist dominated committee. >> we won't be able to speak. there won't be a court that we can go talk to. he has made himself a force and he said it is a rather force. this is something we cannot believe. we've been 0 years being betrayed. we won't believe morsi. he will remain seated in the chair and not leave it. >> bro
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Dec 10, 2012 8:00am PST
it is obvious that mohammed morsi fully intends to create hard line islamist regime there as explained in the last 80 years of the group's history. somehow "the new york times" manages to find that moderate, unquote. jon: you're right, jim it is kirkpatrick, that's why you're so good keeping an eye on the media, including me. let's see what president obama had to say when hosni mubarak was in power listen to this. >> it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders, only the egyptian people can do that. what is clear, and what i indicated tonight to president hosni mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. jon: so, the president got his wish. hosni mubarak ended up leaving office and look at what we have. who is this guy, this muslim brotherhood member, alan? >> it wasn't up to president obama to change government in egypt. it didn't happen because of president obama it happened because of an arab spring and it happened organically because the people in egypt, which is the way it should happen, we
Dec 10, 2012 2:30pm PST
unrest in egypt is showing no signs of dying down. egyptian president mohamed morsi has given the military order to maintain security and protect the state institutions in the run-up to the referendum on a new constitution. the army has also been given the power of arrest. >> this comes as the country braces for more mass protests by all of it -- by opposition groups. president morsi lifted the decree expanding his presidential powers, but that has done little to calm the political unrest. and these soldiers stationed outside the political palace have new powers. >> the egyptian military now has the right to arrest civilians. another setback for the protesters camped out here day and night. president morsi has another decree -- has been told the decree giving him sweeping powers, but demonstrators -- president morsi has an old -- has annulled the decree. >> nothing has changed. he is playing games with us and trying to buy time, but we are sticking to our opposition and will reject the accord -- the referendum. >> but now that police powers have been transferred to the army, a
Dec 14, 2012 2:30pm PST
constitution supported by president mohamed morsi. it has deeply divided the country. >> opposition groups are urging supporters to vote against it. morsi oppose the muslim brotherhood is calling on egyptians to support the document. -- morsi's muslim brotherhood is calling the egyptians to support the document. >> opponents said the document does not do enough to protect women and minorities. the leading activist has asked egypt's president to delay the referendum. >> it is shaping up to be a pivotal moment for the country which has witnessed daily violence in the run-up to the referendum. >> we want to get a closer look at some of the most disputed articles of the new constitution. >> if adopted, the new constitution would change little for the egyptian president. he would remain at the center of egypt pose a political system as its commander in chief. one thing the constitution would change for the president is it would shorten his term from six years to just four and limit his time in office to just two terms. egypt's draft constitution lays down is lomb's sharia as the source of the c
Dec 17, 2012 2:30pm PST
for more. melinda, how concerned are german leaders are about where mohamed morsi and the is bomuslm brotherhood are taking the country? >> his ministry is suspending talks on for the development aid for now. there suspending discussions and negotiations on debt relief which have would have amounted to 240 million euro. another government spokesperson said president morsi is the first democratically elected president and we have to deal with him. we're still planning on him visiting a berlin at the end of january. they said basically, what they would be looking for is to be assured that egypt will respect the rule of law, freedom of speech, human rights. in this case, they would still be maintained. relations with the government. >> melinda, thank you. we will be right out with more. >> demonstrators throwing stones at the acting president of tunisia. that incident cut short a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the revolution. >> holdings speeches to commemorate. >> he set himself on fire in an act of protest and it signified weeks of protest forcing out the country's dictato
Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm PST
.s. into a potential conflict. rebecca. >> anna werner, thank you. now to egypt. president mohamed morsi said tonight the country will vote december 15 on a new constitution. the draft document and the president's new powers brought egyptians back to the streets today. holly williams is in cairo tonight, and good evening to you, holly. >> reporter: good evening. well, tens of thousands of president morsi's supporters took to the streets today, but it follows days of protests by his opponents, who accuse mr. morsi of behaving like a dictator. last week, the president gave himself broad new powers that he says he needs until egypt has a new democratic constitution. the panel writing that constitution rushed to finish a final draft on friday working through the night. but the panel is dominated by mr. morsi's islamist allies. and the final draft includes a bigger role for islamic sharia law and empowers the state to protect morals. but there's no specific guarantee of equality for women, and all of those things have angered many egyptian liberals. nevertheless, mr. morsi said this evening that he will p
Dec 21, 2012 5:30am PST
constitution. the bill backed by president mohamed morsi and the -- the referendum passed by a narrow margin, while opponents say the draft constitution does not protect the rights of women and minorities. >> i would have respected the results of the referendum if i felt there were no violations in the process and no fraud. >> no one is looking for what is the best for egypt. everyone is looking for what is best for themselves. we need people seeking the best for the egyptian people, who will work for a better egypt. >> this is the role of democracy, and we expect it to read something like 60 percent. if you see 60 percent of the population, you have to follow that. >> the head of nato says the syrian government has been increasingly desperate and is close to collapse. these pictures filmed last week show how badly parts of damascus has been damaged in the ongoing fighting. this is the largest which the largely deserted province of dalian. a food and fuel for shortage has become severe. the lack of fuel has forced the closure of several factories in damascus. gasoline is selling for less tha
Dec 23, 2012 3:00am PST
to strike anywhere. now, russia says syria is taking steps to keep them safe. mohammed joins me from beirut. what exactly is syria doing. >> good morning, ra ndi. >> he says that syria has started moving its chemical weapons from various sites across the country and consolidated into one site. safe guard these weapons and make sure they don't fall in the hands of the wrong people. there were a lot of concern about this over the last few months. russia is taking this syria and trying to make sure these weapons don't fall into the wrong hands. the u.s. administration, as well as many other countries said for the last few weeks and the last few months if syria used chemical weapons that would be a red line and suffer severe consequences because of it, randi. >> are the weapons still a threat to the rebels? >> well, the rebels maintain that the weapons are a threat to them and a threat to the general population to syria. they said that they believe assad and his regime would result to utilizing those weapons. we should add, though, that the regime said on many occasions that they don't have che
Dec 23, 2012 7:00pm PST
syria, where more than 100 people were killed today as they waited in line for bred. mohammed jamjoon is in bay routes. >> reporter: a scene filled with carnage. a massacre, screams the man. they targeted the bakery. a bakery where hungry civilians have been standing in line to get bread. one eyewitness described the grizzly aftermath. >> from 200 meters away, i could see corpses as i walked toward the bakery. bodies piled on top of each other, it was an impossible scene. there was no word to describe it. >> he was one of the first on the scene filmed this video. the wounded are carried away as rebels and civilians dig up mangled corporations from the rubble. shock and grief quickly turned to anger. where are you world asks this man pointing to the destruction. come see the bodies. they were waiting for bread. activists tell cnn this town is full of anti-regime sentiment. >> he was liberated a week ago. the regime surrounded it completely, cutting us off from the world no one was allowed in or out. even water and bread were cut off. we're able to reach an aid organization and able to
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Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
mohammed morsi granted himself sweeping powers to push through the draft constitution. a constitution that the critics claim cobol officer hard line islamic policy. gag palkot following it all from cairo and streaming now. greg? >> hey, shep. things are relatively quiet here in cairo right now. but they are going to get noisy again. supporters and opponentses of egyptian president mohammed morsi get ready for a referendum on that draft constitution. actually it's going to happen over the next two saturdays due to a shortage of judges who have to act as election monitors. one main judicial group is calling the document an insults. the opposition is very much involved in this now. they have branded the constitution as promise and noninclusive. they want their followers to vote no. but they will be up against it. morsi's muslim brotherhood party has a good ground game, an excellent grassroots network and calling for rallies outside of mosques on friday. and they also play hard ball. a national unity meeting planned for wednesday was canceled. we were told 'cause morsi didn't want to show
Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST
canisters today in alexandria as supporters and opponents of president mohammed morsi clashed a day before the final stage of voting on a controversial draft constitution. the two sides hurled stones at each other during a rally called by islamists who support the constitution. morsi's opponents have called for voting against the document. at least eight people died in clashes leading up to the first day of voting on december 15 when a 57% majority backed the constitution amid numerous complaints of violations at the polls. outcry is continuing in india over the gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus. the woman was hospitalized and remains in critical condition after the attack sunday night. on wednesday, police used water cannons against protesters who condemned the violence. police icarus six men raped the woman and beat both her and a male friend with iron rods as they drove through the city, reportedly passing through several police checkpoints. both victims were stripped and dumped by the son of the road. police say five men have been arrested. in the moments rights a
Dec 1, 2012 11:00am PST
crowds are gathered in cairo's tahrir square. they're protesting against president mohamed morsi and egypt's new constitution. thousands of protesters are supporting the president. they had have constitution one day after it was quickly approved. reza siayah has the news. >> reporter: we have seen hundreds of thousands of egyptians protest against president morsi and the muslim brotherhood. now it's the president's supporters and the broorthhood saying it's our turn. >> we support president morsi and his decision. >> we all support president morsi because this decision, we all need it. >> reporter: it's hard to say how many people are here. some say over 100,000. all say they support the president and just like the opposition faction, they can put on a mass demonstration, too. >> this is the real citizens of egypt. >> what about tahrir square? what do you call tahrir square? the protesters here? >> they're protesters and this is democracy. there are people who agree and disagree. >> reporter: there are a few thousand women here but it's overwhelmingly men. they are energized chan
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am PST
qaeda affiliate committed serious human rights abuses after seizing part of the country. mohammed jamjoon shows us what happen. some of the images we have blurred but they are very graphic, even this, the descriptions of what happened will be upsetting to some viewers. >> reporter: crucifix in cremen. shocking punishment inflicted by al qaeda fighters against a man they claimed was a spy for the u.s. his rotting body left hanging out in the open for days. a warning to anyone who might consider doing the same. in another video, a prisoner, bound and blindfolded, is led to a public square. convicted of spying on the terrorist group for saudi arabia. he is readied for execution. >> as the united states and as saudi arabia have been very, very concerned about al qaeda in the arabian peninsula being able to plot, plan, and launch attacks from their hideouts in yemen, the saudis and the americans have worked together to create these undercover agents. >> reporter: for more than a year, until june, al qaeda and its affiliate were in control of large parts of the province in southern yeme
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Dec 7, 2012 10:00am PST
mohammed morsi and what they call his power grab, also rejecting his calls for a dialog to end the crisis. the violence there getting the attention of the white house. egypt is considered a vital american interest because of the peace treaty it maintains with israel. we have more on this ahead. but first, all right we are also tracking a developing story in syria. where new video shows the rebels slowly gaining ground in the battle for damascus. they've scored a series of tactical skwreubgt tree tactic tactical victories, and declaring the damascus international airport a military zone. fierce street battles are breaking out as you can see here from the video. the "associated press" released this amateur video and said it seems to core respond with news accounts from the city. foxess conor powell is covering syria live from our mideast bureau. what is the latest. >> reporter: as part of this sur push to topple the bashar al-assad we've seen heavy fighting in damascus, particularly around the airport. rebels are focusing in on that area. in the past three or four days we've seen all intern
Dec 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
't backing down, despite president mohamed morsi's cancellation of a decree. his critics called it a power grab. they're opposed to referendums scheduled next weekend on egypt's new constitution. >>> and now the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is -- johnny manziel. >> he is known as johnny football. and tonight he made history. texas a&m quarterback johnmy manziel won football's prestigious heisman trophy. he's the first freshman ever to win the award. manziel led a&m to a 10-2 record including a monumental victory over previously undefeated alabama. >>> here's what else we're working on. on nba legend sits down to talk with me about his incredible life and facing death. >> all of a sudden, you realize there's a clock up there with your name on it. >>> blazing up under the space needle. what can seattle expect now that pot's legal there? we get the low-down from someone who knows in amsterdam. >>> a baldwin in trouble with the law again. he comes on to this show to explain himself. >> i want to do the right thing. >>> and the most popular korean pop star on the planet getting he
Dec 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
turned out to bury mohammed hilal, to mourn the loss of a 22-year-old student who gave out polio vaccine in his spare time. but they also came to express public outrage at this week's murders. nine young people, six of them women, one just 17, have been gunned down since monday, and not at random. a series of coordinated assassinations targeting an annual three day polio vaccination campaign. >> ( translated ): we go out door to door and risk our lives to save innocent children from being permanently handicapped. for what? so that our coming generations turn out to be healthy. we work for our country and we are being rewarded in the form of death. what kind of justice is this? why are we targeted and killed? >> reporter: until someone claims responsibility, we won't know why. the taliban haven't come forward, but extremislamist groups have long opposed western health interventions and the role for women in campaigns. frustration is compounded by the fact they were making such good progress. there were just 56 cases of polio in pakistan this year, the lowest ever. up until the 1950s, poli
Dec 24, 2012 10:00pm PST
with opposition leader mohamed el-baradei. consider a sad day in my view for it is going to institutionalize -- >> ifill: the legal showdown between california health center that discusses marijuana and >> ifill: we have the story of a legal showdown between a california health center that dispenses marijuana and federal authorities. >> just people feel safe coming here. like going to your neighborhood cvs or anywhere else. >> brown: open season in congress look >> brown: seven weeks after election day, there are open seats in congress. we look at contests in three senate races. >> ifill: fred de sam lazaro profiles a priest who became a doctor to help haiti's poor and orphaned children. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with the editor of a new anthogy of verse: 100 poems written over 100 years. >> it doesn't have poetry. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and imp
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> high level defection there. mohammed jamjoom joins me from beirut. we're hearing reports of how the rebels helped him make his escape to turkey. >> reporter: that's right, victor. the rebel free syrian army spokesperson we spoke with earlier in the day said it was an arduous journey, took longer than they anticipated. at one point they were transporting the major general by scooter and that it took hours longer than they thought it would, he finally got across the border into turkey. we have been trying to reach the major general. we have not been able to yet. but the rebel free syrian army says this is very significant. this is a morale boost for the rebels there. now, even though this isn't making any difference on the ground in syria right now, and it is a horribly violent day, 60 killed so far, the fact of the matter is if this man who he says he is, and if he's as high rank is as he says he is, co-provide kcohe could provide key intelligence to the rebels and the international community as well. >> soon we'll hit the two-year mark for what has been happening in syria and ov
Dec 6, 2012 2:00am PST
, this is in cairo. it was there last night that supporters and owe points of president mohamed morsi clashed. they hurled rocks and molotov cocktails at each other. at least five people were killed, hundreds injured. the root of the violence is what many believe is morsi's grab for power. ian lee joins us this morning. what's happening right now. >> reporter: we have the elite republican guard, the people tasked with protecting the president. they are putting up barbed wire and road blocks, diverting traffic and people away and trying to keep the two sides, the pro-morsi and the anti-morsi protesters away from each other. last flight we saw thousands of pro-morsi supporters camp outside of the presidential palace, that is after they went there and removed, by force, the anti-morsi protesters. but now we have a small -- protests are planned for today against morsi and their plan to defe descend, again, on the presidential palace. >> a direct constitution has been approved and egyptians are scheduled to vote on it next week. is there something in this proposal that has protesters so angry? >>
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Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm PST
that the united states and others apply a lot of pressure on mohammed morsi to be more incluive. officials at the state department are not involved right now. >> there are strong opinions in egypt about both the substance of the constitution and the process to get there. this is, these are egyptian decisions to make, how to move failure. >> that is what the united states officials are saying publicly but privately there is a fair degree of thinking they could be applying a lot more pressure on morsi. >>shepard: thank you. morsi could get a dose his own medicine. judge napolitano, his chicken is coming home to roost. >>judge napolitano: this is how he took power when the mobs had enough of mubarak. how did mubarak become the president of egypt? in a military coup and he stayed there 30 years with knox unlawful elections but no one was perted to run or campaign against him. the muslim brotherhood challenged and had riots and demonstrations and the military shot the demonstrators and then backed off and president mubarak ran. sound familiar? it is close to the description jonathan gave us of
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